ICYMI: Former Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer Endorses Tammy Murphy for U.S. Senate

January 4, 2024

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ICYMI: Former Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer Endorses Tammy Murphy for U.S. Senate

RED BANK, NJ – In a Letter to the Editor for the Hudson County View, former Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer endorsed Tammy Murphy for U.S. Senate. Zimmer praised Murphy’s work to establish New Jersey as the first state in the nation to require climate change education for grades K-12.

Letter to the Editor: Tammy Murphy is the best choice for U.S. Senate, ex-Hoboken mayor says
By: Dawn Zimmer, former Hoboken Mayor

In a letter to the editor, former Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer explains why she feels First Lady Tammy Murphy is the best choice for the U.S. Senate.

Dear Editor,

As the former Mayor of Hoboken, I am writing to proudly endorse First Lady Tammy Murphy for U.S. Senate. Tammy transformed the Office of the First Lady into action on many issues that will benefit NJ for generations.

As the Mayor who led Hoboken through the devastation of Superstorm Sandy that caused 80 percent of our city to be flooded with a toxic Hudson River mix, I am particularly thankful for her achievements on climate change education.

First Lady Tammy Murphy rolled up her sleeves and worked with NJ’s education leaders across the State to incorporate climate change education into NJ Student Learning Standards.

When you step back and consider the huge impact climate change is having on NJ, and around the world, you realize this is a critically important achievement.

Thanks to her strong efforts, NJ’s 1.4 million students will be climate ready leaders with an ability to benefit from the higher paying green economy jobs while helping their communities to adapt and be as sustainable as possible.

Having worked in the clean energy private sector after serving as Mayor, I know firsthand that part of the challenge of transforming our energy system into clean energy is having a skilled workforce to implement sustainable solutions that can save residents money, protect the places we all love, and save the planet.
By establishing an Office of Climate Change Education and becoming the first in the nation to create interdisciplinary standards, Tammy has helped ensure that students from all backgrounds have the opportunity for higher paying jobs and most importantly are well versed in the reasons this critical climate change issue is so important.

As a coastal state, at risk of a devastating impact with every predicted hurricane, NJ needs Tammy Murphy more than ever. She is passionate, dedicated, an excellent listener, and has a steadfast willingness to take on the critical issues facing NJ.

Although I no longer live in Hoboken, I am remaining involved to ensure that Rebuild by Design, a critical flood resiliency project that will protect Hoboken, Jersey City and Weehawken gets completed.
As I reflect on our Superstorm Sandy experience, I know Hoboken’s future rests on the completion of this project.

As a person committed to action on the issue of climate change, its impact, and sustainable solutions, I strongly believe that Tammy Murphy is the best choice for NJ.

Thank you for listening.

Dawn Zimmer
Former mayor of Hoboken (2009-2017)